Donald L. Carmean

September 19, 1928 - July 18, 2020

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Donald L. Carmean, age 91, died peacefully at home on July 18, 2020. Don was born on September 19, 1928 in McGuffey, Ohio to Jon and Ruth Carmean.

Don grew up in Willard, Ohio and, after finishing school, he joined the U.S. Army, where he completed a tour of duty in Japan. Returning to Willard, he was then employed by New Departure in Sandusky. On June 12, 1948 he married Marian Porto from Midland, PA. Six years and two children later, they became the owners of Carmeans Tavern where much of Willard enjoyed cold beer and the best cheeseburgers in town for 32 years. Don liked joking with his patrons and playing countless games of Euchre with them at the end of the bar.

In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by his loving wife of 47 years, Marian; his daughter, Donna Mick; and his brothers, Jonathan and Richard.

Don is survived by his daughter, Christina Silcox (Dan); his son, David Carmean (Jeanne); his grandchildren: Julie, Brad, Emily, Aaron, Alicia, Andrea, Jared, and Ryan as well as 18 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Stein Hospice for all of the help they provided throughout the last week of Dons life.

Honoring Dons wishes, burial will be private. Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Xavier Church or school. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Bob Hoebake - Jul 29, 2020
Sorry for your loss! Prayers to you all! Don was a good man!
Jim and Marlene Henry - Jul 28, 2020
We were saddened to learn of your Dad's passing. No matter the age, it always makes the heart ache. Please accept our sympathy.
Don and Diane Dryer - Jul 27, 2020
Sending our very sincere sympathy to the Carmean family -- as others have said, Don was always a gentleman and will be remembered fondly by both of us. He and Marian were always fun.
We are so sorry for your loss!
Bruce Sr & Leticia Durr - Jul 23, 2020
May God give you comfort and bless all the Carmean family during this difficult time.
Julie Cox-Bashore - Jul 22, 2020
Dave, Jeanne, and family, My deepest condolences and prayers for all of you today and in the day to follow. Don always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. He truly will be missed. May he rest in peace.
Wendy Daniel - Jul 21, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to the Carmean Family.
Bill and Beth Goodsite - Jul 21, 2020
Our sympathies go to the entire Carmean family as you mourn the loss of your father/grandfather and celebrate his life. May you find comfort and peace knowing he is in the presence of our Lord.
Jim & Jackie Ratliff - Jul 21, 2020
Dave and family, so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Joe Porto - Jul 21, 2020
God speed uncle Don, I always enjoyed being around you.
(Mary) Theresa McShane - Jul 21, 2020
So sad to hear of Uncle Don's passing, but God Bless him he loved life. Fun times in Willard. My Dad and he always got in trouble, laughing the whole time. He took my Dad to go Frog giggin' such stories. Sympathy to all of you.
Sandi and Mick O'Brien - Jul 21, 2020
David and Chris and Families. So sorry to hear about Don. Wonderful person, he will be missed. Always went down to the Tavern with Donna. Of course he'd make us leave. Too young but we tried. R.I.P. Don.
Larry and Marsha Predieri - Jul 20, 2020
Dave and family we are sorry for your loss, you have our sympathy and are in our prayers
David Dalton SR - Jul 20, 2020
David and family, sorry to read of the passing of your father, He was a very special person, lot of good memories of playing cards and pool at the bar. Rest in Peace Don Carmean.
Phillip(Butchie) Steff - Jul 20, 2020
I am so sad to hear of the passing of my last uncle...Uncle Don, what a trip. Always ready to have a good time! Uncle Don want a beer? He would reply "might as well" But what I remember most about him was his soft spoken and kind demeanor. I always enjoyed being around him. He was a real gentleman and gentle man. RIP uncle Don❤❤
Robin and Valerie Kuhn - Jul 20, 2020
So sorry David, he was a great guy and dear friend to my dad.
Janet Hines - Jul 20, 2020
My deepest sympathy to all the family. Hoping the memories bring you peace and comfort.
Sheryl Long - Jul 20, 2020
Dave and family, so sorry to read of your Dad's passing. I worked a few years with your Mom and she was always laughing and talking about their life. My prayers are with all.
Dwight & Cheryl Vogel - Jul 19, 2020
No words could express how sorry we were to hear of Don's passing. He was a great father, grandfather, great grandfather, & wonderful friend. So many great memories of he & Marion & the whole family.Will cherish the memories now & always. Love to his family. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.
Jim & Marilyn Ganni - Jul 19, 2020
My Uncle was one great man …… Had a lot of fun with Aunt Mar. and Uncle Don when we where young in Midland PA, also Willard, Ohio.... They where Godparents to my daughter Tara,,, your back with your wife... Good Bless & RIP
Karen Felver - Jul 19, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss! Your family is in my prayers! God bless all of the family!
Bev Ganni - Jul 19, 2020
My deepest condolences during your loss. I have many fond memories with Don, Mare and your families. God give you strength and courage during this time of loss. Now he can dance again with Mare and all friends and family In Heaven. Love Ya!
Mike and Linda Veletean - Jul 19, 2020
Dave, Jeanne,Chris,Danny and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great person that always treated us like family. You had two great parents. Our sympathy and prayers are with all of you.
Bob Wibright - Jul 19, 2020
My condolences to the family. Don was one of the most pleasant gentlemen I have ever known. Rest in peace Don, you will be missed.